Top 10 plants for hedging and screening
Planting a living fence is one option for creating privacy in your yard. You can grow either a hedge or a screen. A hedge typically consists of a densely planted row of one shrub variety that is sheared to create a formal look. While a screen consists of tall, narrow trees planted in a tight row.
Top 10 Privacy Plants
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When deciding on plants for privacy it is important to know the desired characteristics for your space and purpose. This way you will be able to determine which plants are best suited for your property and will provide the best screen.
Desired Traits for Privacy Plants:
- Broad, dense leaves
- Able to tolerate trimming
If the area you plan to grow your screen in is narrow, opt for a columnar variety. If your area is more spacious you can use pyramidal varieties.